Hey! Buy! Two Visual Commpendiums of Commodore Art

I can’t say I have the experience to fully participate in a Commodore nostalgia fest, but I can appreciate a collection of art from classic games. Thanks to Kickstarter, Sam Dyer has released two great looking books celebrating the artistry of the Commodore 64 and Amiga. Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium – “A book that celebrates… Continue reading

Hey! Buy! BioShock Infinite Vigor Bottles and Pins

There will always be a lot to love about the art direction of BioShock Infinite. One of the smartest design choices was to give each vigor a distinct personality. It made each one memorable and immediately gave the player a sense of what each vigor could do. It’s no surprise that the vigors turned out… Continue reading

Game Association: Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat was released in arcades in 1992 before coming to consoles the following year. It’s impact at the time is probably just as large as its legacy that continues on into 2015 with the release of Mortal Kombat X. Mortal Kombat? MORTAL KOMBAT! Cole – I remember my friend had a Prodigy account and he printed… Continue reading

Hey! Remember! Play It Loud Game Boys

As the world’s go-to 7 year-old for pretty much everything, I had strong opinions about the Game Boy when it was released. Mainly that the Game Boy only plays baby games that weren’t cool enough to be on my “Intendo.” Or it could have been that I was jealous because the only Game Boy in my… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: Early Access or Full Release?

I have found myself cooling on early access games so far this year. I would rather play through my backlog and catch the game’s full release. My thinking is if the game doesn’t fulfill on its promise, maybe it wasn’t worth playing in early access or ever. I know others love their early access games though. I’d… Continue reading

Louisville Arcade Expo This Weekend with Horrible Night

This weekend Horrible Night is poised to have our biggest group yet in attendance of the Louisville Arcade Expo. The expo features a family friendly environment where one ticket gets you free access to enjoy classic arcade games, pinball machines, and every console imaginable. There are also plenty of panels and guest speakers, cosplay competition, music,… Continue reading

Game Association: Ninja Gaiden Trilogy (NES)

In 1989 Tecmo published the action platformer Ninja Gaiden on the NES. It went on to spawn two more sequels on the console. The series stars Ryu Hayabusa, dramatic cutscenes, and a ridiculous difficulty. Ninja Gaiden Trilogy on the NES = Cole – That’s really sad that dude’s dad had to die. – Shouldn’t Ryu’s dad have taken… Continue reading